The fast bowler, India, Mohammed Siraj, was unlucky enough not to get the nod against New Zealand in the World Test Championship in Southampton. Instead, India went along with Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah, but it was not a winning combination. Therefore, according to trusted sources, Mohammed Siraj is likely to replace Ishant Sharma in the five-match Test series against England.
Mohammed Siraj is probably one of the improved bowlers of the current era. Not only did he improve himself in international cricket, but also in the IPL, where batsmen regularly milked him for many runs. He currently has 16 scalps in five Tests at 28.25. The fit of the right arm has six wickets in seven IPL matches for the Royal Challengers Bangalore this year at 31.83 and maintained a decent economy figure of 7.35.
Meanwhile, in addition to Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Virat Kohli along with Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja continued to cover the spin bowling unit. While Ishant Sharma picked up three big wickets in the first innings, Jasprit Bumrah became wicket-free throughout the match. Therefore, the place of Ishant can only be doubted due to the injury he encountered in the decision, and Bumrah’s place seems more under scrutiny.
Mohammed Siraj is in, that’s for sure: BCCI sources
BCCI sources revealed that India would likely stick with Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in the eleven. Furthermore, they indicated that Mohammed Siraj will take the place of Ishant Sharma.
“Even though the team management intends to keep R Ashwin and Ravi Jadeja in the eleven, Siraj will probably replace Ishant (Sharma). But he’s in, and it’s for sure, ‘ according to sources according to News18.com.